I recently had the opportunity to read through almost all of the books of R.C. Sproul. Along the way I built a collection of some of the best quotes from each one of them. Here are several of the best from Knowing Scripture.
I can’t make the Bible come alive for anyone. The Bible is already alive. It makes me come alive.
We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy.
The issue for Christians is not whether we are going to be theologians but whether we are going to be good theologians or bad ones.
We may pick up the Bible and be “inspired” or moved to tears or other poignant emotions. But our greatest profit is in being instructed.
The main reason why we should study the Bible is because it is our duty. If the Bible were the most boring book in the world, dull, uninteresting and seemingly irrelevant, it would still be our duty to study it.
I believe the Bible is uniquely inspired and infallible, and this puts it in a class by itself. But for matters of interpretation the Bible does not take on some special magic that changes basic literary patterns of interpretation.